... Jacksonian Democracy, 1829-1837

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Harper & brothers, 1906 - 345 páginas
 

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This is one of my favorite books of all time.
Take a close look at the Map between page 4 and 5.
Chapter VI, The Great Debate on the Constitution is as Relevant today as in 1830. 

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Página 222 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.
Página 195 - The honor of my country shall never be stained by an apology from me for the statement of truth and the performance of duty; nor can I give any explanation of my official acts except such as is due to integrity and justice and consistent with the principles on which our institutions have been framed.
Página 103 - Both the constitutionality and the expediency of the law creating this bank are well questioned by a large portion of our fellow-citizens, and it must be admitted by all that it has failed in the great end of establishing a uniform and sound currency.
Página 45 - The recent demonstration of public sentiment inscribes on the list of executive duties, in characters too legible to be overlooked, the task of reform, which will require particularly the correction of those abuses that have brought the patronage of the federal government into conflict with the freedom of elections...
Página 145 - States, and the people of the co-States, that we are determined to maintain this our ordinance and declaration, at every hazard, do further declare that we will not submit to the application of force on the part of the federal government, to reduce this State to obedience...
Página 103 - Under these circumstances, if such an institution is deemed essential to the fiscal operations of the Government, I submit to the wisdom of the Legislature whether a national one, founded upon the credit of the Government and its revenues, might not be devised, which would avoid all constitutional difficulties ; and, at the same time, secure all the advantages to the Government and country that were expected to result from the present Bank.
Página 128 - Every member of the Union, in peace and in war, will be benefited by the improvement of inland navigation and the construction of highways in the several States.
Página 113 - ... no means to operate on the hopes, fears, or interests, of large masses of the community, it would be shorn of the influence which makes that bank formidable.
Página 103 - The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power.
Página 97 - It is, sir, the people's Constitution, the people's government; made for the people; made by the people: and answerable to the people.

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